Most Read | Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Latest Culture Headlines

Kia Magic to Play February Warm-Up Matches Against Fiji

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:59 pm | Netball New Zealand

Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic are gearing up for a busy ANZ Championship pre-season with the announcement of two warm-up matches against the Fijian national Netball team in February. More >>

Mondiale Aces stick with same 13

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:56 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Mondiale Auckland Aces have picked an unchanged 13 players for their crucial clash with the Canterbury Kings this afternoon in Christchurch. The game is the first of successive clashes with the Kings, as they face them again on Saturday in Napier. More >>

Oily Rag - mail and questions

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:32 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again. Here's a sample of the latest tips we have received and some questions for the frugal community. More >>

Mainland Tactix Announce New Assistant Coach

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:47 am | EasiYo Tactix

A move to Christchurch for family reasons has paid off for New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek, announced today as assistant coach of the Mainland Tactix. More >>

Insight Endometriosis Joins #GivingTuesdayNZ

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:45 am | Insight Endometriosis

Insight Endometriosis has joined the national movement #GivingTuesdayNZ which is being held throughout the country for the first time on Tuesday 2 December. More >>

Better Call Saul coming exclusively to Lightbox

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:44 am | Lightbox

Better Call Saul, a prequel to the 16-time Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad premieres in America on February 8 2015. Lightbox is fast-tracking each episode so Kiwis can be part of the global TV event. More >>

Experienced Team to Judge the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:43 am | New Zealand Book Awards

Experienced Team to Judge the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children And Young Adults More >>

On your bike: Over one million Kiwis to cycle into summer

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:43 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

On your bike: Over one million Kiwis to cycle into summer More Kiwis are embracing cycling as a favourite pastime, with new figures revealing that more than one million New Zealanders will be on their bikes as the New Zealand Transport Agency launches ... More >>

Reducing Christmas Friction

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:27 am | The Parenting Place

The first Christmas sounded very stressful: long journeys, dodgy stable accommodation and unexpected visitors (though I imagine chaps bringing gold were quite welcome). Add to that having to flee the country to escape a mad ruler trying to murder your ... More >>

Kia Magic Complete Management Team

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:24 am | Netball Waikato

Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic are pleased to announce the appointment of their new team manager, Kerri Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen who originally hails from the Waikato has spent years working in sports event management, mainly Netball for the NSW Swifts, ... More >>

SPADA Summit Delegates to “Meet the Kids”

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:17 am | New Zealand Children's Screen Trust

This year’s SPADA Screen Industry Summit (Friday 28 November) attendees get the unique opportunity to hear from the audience. Three students from around New Zealand are attending this week’s SPADA Screen Industry Summit to take part in a Kidsonscreen ... More >>

Nelson’s quest to become Gigatown ends

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:05 am | Gigatown

Nelson has finished behind Dunedin, who will become New Zealand’s first Gigatown, Chorus announced this evening at an event in Wellington. Nelson was vying for the title along with Wanaka, Timaru, Gisborne, and winner Dunedin during the final phase ... More >>

Internationally renowned mathematician recognised

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:20 am | University of Auckland

An internationally renowned and pioneering mathematician, Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland, is awarded this year’s Hector Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

NZFC Sets the Scene for a Busy 2015

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Annual Report 2013/14, tabled in parliament today, outlines changes and developments that will set the scene for future cultural and economic success for the New Zealand screen industry. More >>

Ladi6 – Return to Africa: Part Two

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Red Bull

This Saturday sees the much anticipated release of ‘Ladi6 – Return to Africa’, Oscar Kightley’s worlds-colliding documentary that follows his cousin Ladi6’s return journey to Africa. The 24-minute doco captures an epic adventure for Ladi6 ... More >>

Documentary Edge And Quickflix Team up

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:28 pm | Elephant Publicity

AUCKLAND, NZ – Leading online content provider Quickflix and the Documentary New Zealand Trust today announce the launch of a new collaborative project, which brings an initial ten widely acclaimed documentary films from recent Documentary Edge festivals ... More >>

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:49 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair More >>

Mamma Mia! Tickets - Charity Auction

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:06 pm | Autism Intervention Trust

Autism Intervention Trust Fundraising Auction in partnership with Wellington Musical Theatre Double passes to Mamma Mia! To be won! Premium Dress Circle Row A tickets. Value at approx $200 More >>

Cellophonia IV

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:06 pm | NZ School of Music

This is an outstanding opportunity for cellists of any age or level – students, teachers, amateurs, enthusiasts, professionals….. More >>

30 Years of Award-Winning Short Stories

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:56 pm | Fairfax Media

A Norwegian Church, a concrete cherub and a rose garden were the winning themes in the 30th annual Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, won across three categories - Open Division, Non-Fiction Essay and Secondary School Division. More >>

The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:52 pm | International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

The winner of the 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems , run by International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc, has been announced with the $1000 prize awarded to Julie Ryan of Orakei for her sequence, On Visiting Old Ladies . More >>

Kiwi charities unite to inspire generosity during Christmas

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:46 pm | Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

On Tuesday, 2 December, more than 130 Kiwi charities and not-for-profits will join forces to participate in New Zealand’s first #GivingTuesday. More >>

Primary School Regional Athletics event at Newtown Park

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:29 pm | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of primary school students are set to take part in the Primary School Regional Athletics event in December at Newtown Park. Now in its fifth year, the event has grown to over 700 children in the Wellington region participating in 2013. More >>

Family fun with a charitable twist this Christmas

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:28 pm | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology is giving Aucklanders the chance to brighten the lives of those less fortunate this Christmas with two annual initiatives that also promise their fair share of action for the whole family. More >>

Southern Institute Of Technology to partner Steel in 2015

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:20 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

With a focus on providing opportunities for students to learn in an elite international sporting environment, the Southern Institute of Technology has joined forces with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel. More >>

A Fairy Tale Christmas at Expressions

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:06 pm | Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

Join Santa after the Upper Hutt Christmas Parade for a Fairy Tale Christmas at Expressions. Expressions will be transformed into an enchanted world filled with magical fairies and mysterious elves and Christmas cheer. More >>

Parquet Courts in New Zealand 2015 with Salad Boys

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:02 pm | Joint Press Release

PARQUET COURTS, or Parkay Quarts or whatever, are playing four New Zealand cities next March. All the classic young-dude frustrations are present in a band like PARQUET COURTS, dealt with directly by way of American casualness. More >>

Art Students Push Their Boundaries

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:46 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Eclectic is the word for the end-of-year exhibition of studio work by final-year visual arts and design degree students at EIT’s ideaschool. More >>

Sydney to host ANZ Championship Summer Shootout

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:42 am | ANZ Championship Netball

The world’s best netballers are heading to Sydney for the 2015 ANZ Championship Official Pre-Season Summer Shootout from 6 – 8 February 2015. All 10 teams from Australia and New Zealand will be in action at the three-day tournament hosted by ... More >>

A Taste of Edinburgh to Welcome the Bard

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:39 am | Dunedin City Council

Award-winning local author and City Councillor, Neville Peat will speak at the Dunedin City Library on Friday 28 November about his recent visit to Edinburgh with the Mayoral sister-city delegation. More >>

The Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Nominees 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:36 am | Chapman Tripp theatre awards

Chapman Tripp are proud to present their annual ceremony in honour of theatrical excellence and creativity – The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 7pm Sunday 14th December at Paramount Theatre. More >>

Dogs: Play with your food

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:35 am | Joint Press Release

DOGS is a show about the conversation we’re not keen on having; a playfully surreal performance exploring the difficulty around talking about sex. Devised by a team of young practitioners, including current students and recent graduates of both Toi ... More >>

Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:28 am | Playmarket

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More >>

Shane Cotton: Blank Geometry - exhibition tonight

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:20 am | Michael Lett

Michael Lett is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Shane Cotton. In Blank Geometry Cotton offers a suite of new works on paper, many of which deploy his signature forms of the past few years: ambiguous texts; birds being stretched ... More >>

Tekapo Canal Remediation up for Engineering Excellence Award

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:04 am | Engineering Excellence Awards

The team behind the Tekapo Canal Remediation project has been selected as a finalist in this year’s New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards. “We’re thrilled to hear we’re finalists in the awards. This was a challenging project that required ... More >>

Hanukah in the Park

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:39 am | Jewish Federation of New Zealand

It’s almost time for Auckland’s Hanukah in the Park! Join Auckland’s Jewish community on December 16 to celebrate the festival of Hanukah for the second year running, with an evening which will include live music from the talented Truppman ... More >>

Local golfers given chance to win a place in BMW NZ Open

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:27 am | BMW New Zealand Open

Keen local golfers in the Queenstown area and Cromwell are being given the chance to win a coveted place in the amateur field of the BMW New Zealand Open – thanks to Michael Hill Jewellers. More >>

BMW NZ Open announces ‘Open Sounds’ with Benny Tipene

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:10 am | BMW New Zealand Open

Organisers of the BMW New Zealand Open last night (Tuesday November 25) announced that popular Kiwi songwriter and musician Benny Tipene will headline the event’s ‘Open Sounds by Amisfield’ concert. More >>

Second Paulo Nutini Show To Meet Demand

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:05 am | Mushroom Group

Frontier Touring has added a second Paolo Nutini show in Auckland with tickets to the first show selling out in just a few hours! Marking Paolo’s first ever performances in New Zealand, these shows promise a truly unforgettable night, filled withsoul ... More >>

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:31 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

Former New Zealander of the year and eminent scholar Dame Anne Salmond has been appointed as Patron of the R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust. More >>

Miramar Celebrates the Final Film in the Hobbit Trilogy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:55 pm | Roadshow Film Distributors

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 – Auckland, New Zealand Gearing up for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies , The Roxy Cinema in Miramar, Wellington will play host to a special celebration on December 2 (NZT), with an advanced screening ... More >>

2015 French writer in Residence at Randell

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:51 pm | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Randell Cottage, a writers residency for French and New Zealand authors situated in Wellington, will welcome French write David Fauquemberg in January 2015. He was selected by a panel comprised of representatives from the Embassy, the Randell Cottage ... More >>

Winery Tour early bird tickets due to end soon!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:00 pm | Winery Tour

Early bird tickets for the annual Winery Tour end on November 30th. The special ticket price of $69 will increase to $79 onDecember 1 so Winery Tour fans are encouraged to get tickets NOW! More >>

Award Winner Delivers Water Safety to Kids through Song

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:00 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Entertainer and water safety evangelist Mark de Lacy, aka the Minstrel, has been named New Zealand’s supreme champion of water safety for his work delivering water safety messages – through his interactive show Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing – to ... More >>

Marae Model Confirmed

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:58 pm | Waikato Tainui

Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui has confirmed the Marae Model as the tribe’s new governing structure. The decision, which was taken at a Te Kauhanganui hui on Sunday 23 November 2014, follows a 20-month review of Waikato-Tainui governance and representation ... More >>

Recognition for top class local television productions

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:52 pm | NZ On Air

The finalists for the NZ On Air Best Television Feature category at the NZ Film Awards have been revealed. This is a new category made possible by the unusually high number of quality television features. More >>

Triathlon New Zealand & Sovereign Takes Event ‘to the Zoo’

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:28 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

The Sovereign Tri Series today announced details for its Christchurch event in April next year, unveiling one of the more unique sporting events on the New Zealand, if not the global multisport calendar, with the Sovereign Tri Series Christchurch Duathlon ... More >>

Blue Baths Comedy Cabaret 2015

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:36 pm | Blue Baths


Initiative to honour long time theatre Practitioners

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Theatre Service Honours

Practitioners who have reached milestone achievements by participating in 25, 50 or 100 professional shows are eligible to receive the honours. These honours will be presented annually at the regional theatre awards and end of year celebrations. More >>

Founders family honoured in Nelson region’s new Hop Museum

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:10 pm | Founders Heritage Park Hop Museum

The craft beer trail now has a new end destination –Founders Heritage Park Hop Museum in Nelson. With a beer brewing history of more than 170 years, Nelson is the craft brewing capital of New Zealand, and at the centre of that is the Duncan family ... More >>

This year’s Top 10 Driver Distractions

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:45 am | AA Insurance

This year’s Top 10 Driver Distractions according to AA Insurance survey Auckland, 25 November 2014 – Texting and reading a newspaper or magazine while driving are both rated the number one driver distractions this year, according to AA Insurance’s ... More >>

“MIDDLE-EARTH MADNESS Cabaret Comes to Wellington”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:41 am | Caburlesque

Cabaret Fun Celebrates Hobbit Movie Premiere in Wellington, NZ Wellington, November 25, 2014 – “Caburlesque: Middle-Earth Madness” is coming to Wellington on December 5th and 6th. More >>

iD Dunedin Fashion Week announces its 2015 designer lineup

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:37 am | iD Dunedin Fashion Week

iD Dunedin Fashion Week today reveals a stellar line-up of iconic Kiwi labels and exciting new designer talent to take to the runway for its 16th anniversary event in April 2015. More >>

NZSO @ Te Papa – FREE concert for all the family

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:31 am | Te Papa

Join us as we present two concerts featuring some of the world’s most loved orchestral repertoire. Dress in your finest and Dance with Us as we feature some of the best orchestral dance repertoire at 12pm, and then unleash your inner diva and raise your ... More >>

Safety Week 2014 – plan and prepare for a safe summer

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:27 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With summer officially underway next week, the Mountain Safety Council is getting behind ACC’s Safety Week 2014 and encouraging New Zealanders to plan ahead and prepare before heading into New Zealand’s great outdoors. More >>

Seven young Southern players for international stage

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:03 pm | Southern Hockey

Hockey New Zealand has named seven young Southern Hockey players in a group of four teams to test their skills on the international stage in tournaments on the Gold Coast of Australia next month. More >>

Artist’s bubbles burst to life on Gallery sculpture terrace

Monday, 24 November 2014, 4:09 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Giant, monumental bubbles will jostle for prime position on Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s Edmiston Sculpture Terrace from this Saturday 29 November. More >>

Plain English Awards announce clear finalists

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:01 pm | Consumer

Who’s the clearest of them all? Which organisation best understands the need for clarity in communication? More >>

Sometimes the Best Gifts Come in Unexpected Packages

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:38 pm | TEAR Fund

No one wants to receive a plain Christmas card, but how about one that literally changes lives? After all, they do say the best gifts come in unexpected packages. More >>

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - With the Wife

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:34 pm | Elephant Publicity

ASB Bank and Waterfront Auckland are delighted to be bringing ASB Santa’s Bach back to life in Wynyard Quarter this festive season. Santa and his elves have once again decided to ditch the cold and join us for a classic kiwi Christmas by the sea. ... More >>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news